February 10, 2011

{Photo}  He did not want to do this, he resisted and argued with me for days.  He said, “Your ruining my childhood, don’t make me do this.”  I insisted and didn’t give him an option.  He skated the flag out on the ice for the opening of the Lakeville South Varsity hockey game tonight against Prior Lake.  He did a great job!  I got it on video.  I took several pictures.  I picked this one for today, him skating off the ice when it was over, after the national anthem.  Do you see the smile on his face?  Sometimes mom’s need to push their kids, I’m glad I did; he’s glad I did too.

{Daily KIP}  There is a fine line between humility and being a door mat.  Do you sometimes wonder which side of that line you’re on?  Take inventory of how you are feeling. Humility is absence of pride or self-assertion and should leave you feeling at peace.  Being someones doormat, on the other hand, may mimic humility, however, it leaves you feeling empty, angry, resentful, disrespected.

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  1. Megan says:

    I love it! I have to make my Jaxton do things ALL the time! (although it IS getting better) I’m talking even when we went to Disney, we had to drag him out of the car and lock the doors, first airplane ride and cruise, he unpacked his suitcase 3 times! The only thing that we have made him do that after he wasn’t glad we did was to swim with the stingrays in the Cayman Islands.
    Yes, sometimes they don’t get an option, mom knows best! I am so glad it worked out for him!

    • admin says:

      I’m amazed how unique each kid is. I think moms know best too (most often anyway, right?) I might be with Jaxton on swimming with the stingrays, OH BOY!! =) Most often when I peel back the layers to find out where the resistance is coming from I discover it’s fear. That we can work through, I’m trying to teach them what I didn’t learn until recently False Reality Appearing Real = FEAR.

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